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How does a catalyst effect the rate of a reaction ?

How does a catalyst effect the rate of a reaction ?

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Anjali Ahuja
askIITians Faculty 240 Points
8 years ago
Hi Student
Catalysts lower the activation energy required for a reaction to occur. With the activation energy lower, the products can also combine more easily. Therefore, the forward and reverse reactions are both accelerated. It changes both rates and usually changes the equilibrium point.
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